Quake hits northern Sumatra, tremors felt in Selangor

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale, struck northern Sumatra on Tuesday (July 11).
A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale, struck northern Sumatra on Tuesday (July 11). PHOTO: USGS

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) - A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale, struck northern Sumatra on Tuesday (July 11), 248km south-west of Sabak Bernam in Selangor, said Malaysia's Meteorological Department.

It said in a statement that the quake occurred at 9.24am.

The department said tremors were felt in some areas in Selangor. However, there was no tsunami threat, it added.